Col. W.P. Rogers Story Corinth Mississippi Sons of Confederate Vetrans


“Real Sons" Scholarships
The William P. Rogers SCV Camp has established two scholarships in honor of Mr. Willie J. Cartwright and Mr. James J. Nelms Jr. who were members of the Camp and were the last two living “Real Sons” in Mississippi. A “Real Son” is the son of a soldier, who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Nelms were the last two Real Sons in the State of Mississippi. Both were cousins and answered the "Last Roll Call" in 2011.
The two scholarships, one named for Mr. Cartwright, and the other named for Mr. Nelms are available to any graduate, male or female, of an Alcorn County High School.

2014 Scholarship Winners

Ms. Kelsey English of Kossuth High School - Willie J. Cartwright

Ms. Elizabeth Whitehurst of Corinth High School - Winner of the
James J. Nelms, Jr Scholarship


Mississippi State Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting

The Colonel William P. Rogers Camp was honored to host the 119th Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Division of the SCV on June 6-8th in 2014. Below are some photos from the events that took place during the weekend event.

Sgt.- at- Arms Dwight Johnson sell t-shirts and give "Goody" bags to registrants

Marilyn Mangus and Commander Mangus check in Councilman Larry McCluney at the Holiday inn

Mary McDaniel and Sammy Mardis and his wife take a break during the reception at the Civil War Interpretive Center

1st Lt. Commander Dennis Brown and his wife Regina at the reception

The "Lost Cause" provided the music for the reception Compatriots Mike Byrd and Keith Letson are band members.

Mississippi Division Commander, Allen Terrell during the business meeting.

Mary G. selling auction tickets at the meeting

Business meeting

Commander Terrell presides at the business meeting

The Awards Banquet

Commander Mangus presents banquet speaker Dr. Curt Fields (Gen. U. S. Grant) with a framed autograph of the General

Commander Mangus and MS Division Awards Chairman Mark Evans

Ranger Tom Parson and Real Grandsons, Christy Morgan, Arthur Dalton and Leroy Worsham listen to General Grant

Commander Mangus receives the Stephen D. Lee Award as the top "recruiter" of new SCVmembers.

2nd Brigade Commander Bill Lathum receives the "Best Brigade Commander award"

Rosemary Williams and Commander Mangus as she receives the C.Z, George Preservation Award.

Michael Semmes, Gen. & Mrs. Grant, Bobby Scott, Rosemary Williams and Marilyn Mangus at the Banquet

5th Annual Civil War Relic Show

The 5th Annual Civil War Relic Show and Sale was held on March 8th and 9th. 2014. The show was another huge success with all the tables being sold and a 15% in paid attendance.. The recipient of the "Stan Hughes Award" was Brant Arnold of Corinth Civil War Relics.

Brant Arnold receives the "Stan Hughes Award" for support of the
Civil War Show.

Vendor Table

Sammy Madris, Charles Reese and Dwight Johnson man the Camp Table.

Vendors John Walsh, Tim Prince, and Raphael Eledge with their displays

Author Grady Howell with his books

Vendor Table

Vendor Table

Corinth Civil War Relics display

Vendor Harvey Warrner with his display

Vendor Table

Vendor Tim Prince with his exhibit

Vendor Tom Hayes with his exhibit

Last Roll Call Memorial

The following members from the Colonel Rogers Camp answered the "Last Roll Call" this year.

James Lester Copeland
James L. Brown Jr.
Robert A. Kirkbride
R. Earl Millsaps

Below are photos from the memorial service held on June 8, 2014. Click here to view the program.

Commander Mangus and Rabbi Fortenberry, MS Division Chaplain reading the names of the SCV who answered the last roll call in 2013-2014

Rabbi Tom Fortenberry, MS Division Chaplin delivers the address

Compatriot James Embrey Plays Taps at the Last Roll Call Service.

Verandah-Curlee House Cleanup

More than 20 members of the W.P. Rogers SCV Camp led in the cleanup of the Verandah House Grounds on Saturday, March 22nd. A tremendous amount of work was completed as we work to get the Verandah House ready to open for the public to visit.

A group picture of the Happy and Dirty SCV members with a couple missing.

Real Grandson - Arthur Dalton

Tommy Counce

Mike Byrd, David Frost and Zack Little

Michael Semmes tackles a shrub!

Commander Mangus and NPS Ranger Jim Minor


** In memory of Stan Hughes **
SCV Camp #321 | P.O. Box 1591 | Corinth, Mississippi 38835-1591

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